Arts Award Discover in a Day with Bears of Sheffield

Create Sheffield

The  Bears of Sheffield  is a public arts exhibition coordinated by the Children's Hospital Charity. The Bears have been brought to life by artists of all ages, both professional and amateur, and are set to make a dramatic entrance in July 2021. There will be 100 little bears and 60 big bears to find so get ready for lots of bear puns, paws-itively good fun and lots to explore!  Plus there will be a very special Theo for you spot along the way.  

Let's Get Arty With a Bear Trail Party! 

Discover some amazing Bear sculptures on the Bears of Sheffield trail AND take part in brilliant activities with Sheffield MuseumsSheffield Theatres and Site Gallery at the Millennium Gallery on Saturday the 17th July 2021 11am-3pm.

We are excited to announce that  Create Sheffield are offering  families the chance to complete their  Arts Award Discover in a Day for FREE  by taking part in these activities! Suitable for ages 5-11.

More details of the activities are coming soon!

Watch our video!

Don't miss our video which takes a sneak peak at one of the Bears and the professional artist who painted it @marcus_method. The video can be used for the Part B: Find Out part of your Arts Award in a Day adventure! 

Childrens University

You can also gain Children's University credits  if you have a Passport to Learning by taking part in the Bears of Sheffield trail and completing their  activity challenge. For more information visit 


The Bears of Sheffield will help fund a new Cancer and Leukaemia Ward at Sheffield Children’s through donations, merchandise, sponsorship challenges and fundraising throughout the trail. At the end the  big  Bears will be auctioned off to the highest bidder to raise money and the little ones will return back to their nursery, school or college! 

You can help raise money during the Bears of Sheffield by donating here , taking part in an event or registering for a fundraising pack. More info can be found at  the Bears of Sheffield website and by following on social media at @bearsofsheffield to keep up to date with the trail.   

Thank you to Marcus Method for allowing us to interrupt your work-process, and to Blink Vivid Ltd for making a brilliant video.

Create Sheffield is Sheffield’s Cultural Education Partnership, working in association with IVE, the Arts Council’s Bridge Organisation for Yorkshire and the Humber.